The Nation's Food Issue

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Under the watchful eye of Alice Waters, The Nation has put out its first food issue, available now on newstands and its heavy on the Slow Food theme.

Ms. Waters is the author of the leading article, entitled "Slow Food Nation", followed by a forum where Slow Food Founder and President Carlo Petrini weigh in on the state of our nation's food system, along with Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Marion Nestle, Vandana Shiva, Randy Fertel, Wendell Berry and many others.

The features include topics such as school lunches, Walmart's organic plans, fast-food, popular food books and the Edible Schoolyard in New Orleans. If you're not already a subscriber to The Nation ("Unconventional Wisdom since 1865"), you can read most of the issue online.

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